Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bulletin: Anthony Melendez: Texas; Judge grants lawyer's request to order scientist who retested possibly exculpatory DNA to appear; KWTX.

STORY: "Calif scientist ordered to appear at DNA hearing hear in 1982 murder case," published by KWTX on September 18, 2012.

GIST: "Alan Keel, a California scientist who retested DNA that a Waco lawyer thinks might clear the only surviving defendant in the 1982 murders of three teenagers at Lake Waco, was ordered Tuesday to come to Waco to testify. Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge Diana Becton ordered Keel to appear in Waco's 54th State District Court for a hearing in the case of Anthony Melendez, 53, whose release from state prison Waco attorney Walter S. "Skip" Reaves is seeking based on what Reaves calls new evidence that he says was discovered by the California laboratory that Keel owned."

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